U.S.: Russia fired rockets into Ukraine

Jul 25, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT
Pro-Russia rebels guard the area around the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 during monitoring by investigators from Malaysia and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on July 22, 2014 in Grabovo, Ukraine.
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The U.S. says it has evidence that Russia has fired artillery across the border targeting Ukrainian military positions. Russia also intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, the state department said. Russia has frequently denied sending any rocket launchers into Ukraine. The U.S. comment comes a week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed in eastern Ukraine, with the rebels widely accused of shooting it down.
Background:
U.S. says evidence shows Russia fired artillery into Ukraine [BBC]
U.S. says Russian military has fired artillery into Ukraine [ABC News]

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